Seahawks presumed starting right guard John Moffitt sustained an elbow injury in practice on Thursday and it was announced Friday that he'll have surgery to clean up a few foreign bodies. The surgery should put him out two to three weeks, and Pete Carroll said that Moffitt 'should be okay' for the Seahawks' season opener on September 9th at the Arizona Cardinals.
Of course, the Seahawks start their preseason slate this Saturday by hosting Matt Hasselbeck, Jake Locker, and the Tennessee Titans.
Starting in Moffit's spot will be former Cardinal Deuce Lutui, signed over the offseason as a backup. Lutui, who also played for Pete Carroll at USC, has had a good training camp after getting his playing weight down to 340 or so, and has a real shot to grab a starting job if Moffitt's return suffers any setbacks. Also seeing significant time during training camp at guard were rookies J.R. Sweezy and Rishaw Johnson. It's a position battle to watch closely.